In preparation for the anticipated winter weather event, the City of Dunwoody has cancelled all regularly scheduled meetings for the week of Feb. 10, 2014.
City staff and the Dunwoody Police Department activated its emergency operations team Monday morning and have begun planning and preparation for the winter weather event based on information received from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as well as the weather-related state of emergency issued for DeKalb County by the office of the Governor.
The City of Dunwoody municipal offices will be closed for Tuesday February 11, 2014. The city urges residents and community members to use extreme caution
on roads and advises motorists to stay off of the roads starting early Monday
evening so crews can prepare for and attend to city streets.
The City Public Works department is prepared for the potential rain, snow, sleet and ice and will continue to monitor precipitation accumulation and temperatures to help ensure and promote public safety. Public Works crews will be working in tandem with Dunwoody police to address and respond to critical needs and emergencies and all city resources, including salt/sand trucks and snow plows, will be deployed as necessary.
The City has prioritized all road-clearing activities and will employ a primary concentration on the main roads and thoroughfares first and will monitor needs based on the potential extended duration and impact of the winter weather event.
City officials ask all drivers to be prepared for hazardous road conditions and strictly adhere to all police instructions, road closures and barricades. Regardless of visible accumulations, bridges and overpasses could be hazardous and the city may need to close off troubled streets and areas for public safety reasons.
The city’s communications team will provide regular updates, warnings and road closure information via city emails and social media outlets to keep residents informed. Please visit www.dunwoodyga.gov to sign-up for City communications and the Dunwoody Alert Network. For all life threatening emergencies please dial 9-1-1 for help.All regularly scheduled meetings and municipal court sessions will be rescheduled for future dates, dependent upon the potential duration and impact of the winter weather event.
Information for this story was supplied by the City of Dunwoody and edited for publication.